The Nigeria Monitoring and Evaluation Management Services 11 (MEMS 11): Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

The Nigeria Monitoring and Evaluation Management Services 11 (MEMS 11) is a USAID/Nigeria-funded project implemented by the Mitchell Group, Inc, and based in Abuja, FCT, provides comprehensive monitoring and evaluation support services to the USAID/Nigeria Mission, serving Mission staff and their partner organizations working in the following USAID program areas- Peace & Democratic Governance, Economic Growth & Environment, Health & Education and HIV/AIDS & TB.
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
– Assist the USAID Nigeria Mission & Partners update, refine & in some instances develop their Performance Monitoring Plans, particularly those of EG/E Team nut also other Mission teams on needed.
– Undertake objective assessment of Data Quality
– Collate and analyze data as necessary for the Mission’s PMP
– Assist in designing, planning, participation in & overseeing Evaluation of the Mission’s program
– Design & deliver training in performance management
– Contributing to Quarterly reports to USAID
– Prepare technical reports and other documents as required
Selection Criteria
– Master’s Degree in Development economics, social sciences, statistics or other related fields. Evidence of formal training in qualitative research skills or evaluative research. Formal training in performance management is highly desirable.
Work Experience
– Minimum five (5) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of development programs, preferably on agricultural development, food security, or programs
– Technical understanding of economic development, agriculture and/or food security, nutrition, and ability to design and track indicators to measure performance in these areas
– Previous experience working with international donors required.
– Strong data collection, analysis, and report writing skills required
– Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Knowledge of statistical packages – Epi Info, ACCESS, SPSS etc and databases) are required.
 Communication & Organizational Skills
– Excellent spoken, writing and analytical skills.
– Requires exceptional inter-personal skills to deal with a range of stakeholders with varying capacities in performance monitoring.
– Ability to organize one-self, pay attention to details and to follow-up methodically with clients.
Method of Application
Interested applicants for this position should submit a typewritten application specifically addressing the minimum requirements as listed and a current resume or curriculum vitae listing all jobs responsibilities to[email protected] not later than August 23, 2011.